Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What did they miss? The peace, Love, or Soul?


Most people will be shocked/ Although I share this emotion, mostly I am disappointed. I like many of us grew up looking forward to every Saturday morning to partake in the happiness of the SOUL TRAIN show in the 70's. Don's huge bright smile, deep male voice and excited spirit introduced us to the front line of Black music moguls, fashion and dance all in one hour.. It was good times!

Today we read that he has not only died but, committed suicide. Puzzling that a man with such a HUGE life would close his book this way. I pray that we remember that people are innocent until proven guilty. What I mean in saying this is my initial gut feeling is that there is more to the story.. Perhaps he was actually killed and the shooter set up a suicidal scene... Only the Good Lord knows-

With great friends like Ron Isley and Berry Gordy, I would like to think that he had powerful people that surrounded him and shared in his accomplishments and the challenges that come with success. So why would he end his story like this? Black brother,trend setter,Icon, innovator, and I could go on and on describing this man. I just feel that there is more to this story. In the meantime I want to say that WE NEVER KNOW what a persons inner demons are saying to them. I encourage everyone to stay in tune with there close friends and loved ones. Sometimes we completely overlook another's pain. selfish and self centered. The late great Bob Marley said it best.. "My Life is for people, if I cannot dedicate my life to people Me no want it!" Powerful statement! If more people thought selflessly, even more people would live. If Don committed suicide; as a community especially, his own close circle... We all have to take responsibility for what we overlooked. As for you and I that may or may not ever have known Don personally... We ALL know someone in pain. Sometimes we are quick to judge and sum another up as mean or evil, never taking time to say.. "What's wrong?" Why do you act that way? And... to take it a step further, commit to helping them to determine what is going on. Most will say;"I do not have time for that" he or she is a grown up. If you don't have time for others know this- I don't care how much money you have or do not have, how saved and sanctified you profess to be. We all get our spin on the wheel of sadness. God commands and wills us to Love thy neighbor. Not just in heart but in deed. If Jesus didn't love unconditionally then where would you be? Sometimes we need to just think of Christ when we see people not looking right or hear them not sounding right. Sometimes we need to listen and not speak, slow down and not rush & Take time when it looks like we have none. Every human life means something. Every person on earth needs something. Ask yourself often, What would Jesus do?

(C) 2012 Logicalpoetist/aka Najai

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